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tonight. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> prior to arriving in the bay area the president made a stop near bakersfield where he dedicated a monument at the home of the late cesar chavez. >> this is not a monument to one man. the movement was sustained by a generation of organizers who stood up and spoke out and urged others to do the same. >> it is where cesar chavez lived and worked for 20 years. the site where the farm house is located is where cesar chavez is buried. today the president accompanied susie cesar chavez -- cesar chavez's wife to the grave. tonight the president will attend a dinner at the bill graham civic auditorium. that will be prepared by local celebrity chefs. it will be followed by a $200 per person concert. president obama is then set to spend the night here before leaving tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. from san francisco international airport where he will be headed to ohio. www.ktvu.com has more on the president's visit, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt
more than just drivers. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken pritchett. >> i am heather holmes. >> members of the occupy moment in san francisco are leveling new accusations at police, stemming from yesterday's protest. ktvu's patty lee asked if the action were justified. >> reporter: san francisco police do not dispute the video but they said what is not known is what the protesters did before hand. >> reporter: this is video of san francisco police arresting protesters. it was shot by a filmmaker. >> the cops were hitting people with batons and shoving people and slamming people around. >>> the video is making its way around the web. what is not available is footage before this scene. >> the protesters threw paint at the officers. some of the bags of paint contained rocks. >> reporter: police say there were a few incidents in which officers used batons or police holds to make arrest. >> reasonable force. officers were confronted with objects. >> reporter: we found this posting written by someone pa
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> hit the curb, bounces, clips the front end and plows right into both of them. boom. >> a stunned witness could not believe what she was seeing as several people were seriously hurt near a school this morning. good afternoon, three pedestrians were hit by an out of control sufficient outside an elementary school this morning. a parent, crossing guard, and her child were all injured. we have new details on the story that was breaking news during mornings on 2. ktvu reporter alex savage is at the scene near turner elementary with the chain of events that triggered this tragedy, alex. >> reporter: good afternoon. this was an out of control suv that rolled up on to the curb, slamming into the those three people this morning. a parent, a child, and the school crossing guard. a bit of good news though, a few minutes ago, i talked with a representative for the private company this crossing guard works for, the woman is in stable condition now at the hospital. amazing when you consider the fact sh
. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> how will you vote in this year's election. take the ktvu election quiz. this candidate is the best match for you. >> ktvu political analysts is keeping a close eye on tomorrow's debate. >> i know you've seen so many debate. who do you think came up on top tonight. >> it's a good night for governor romney. no big surprises, no real mistakes, no gas, no outstanding zingers. i think romney is poised. he did what he did it to do. he's behind in the battle ground states and deceptive with attacking the president. this is pretty much a good night for him. he avoided the pitfalls. president obama, social security, medicare, medicaid and he avoided it. >> what do you think viewers are looking for in tonight's debate? >> i think voters look what they are looking for. and voters have an opportunity to compare the two candidates, basically saying, someone representing me, my values, my family, my interest. if you like obama coming in, no big surprise coming out. he spoke your language. he appealed your interest and values. if you like romney, it's a good night. i d
ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning october 8th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm ken wayne. dave clark is off this morning. let's get a quick look at traffic and weather. steve, how is it looking? >> it looks cold and clear. some of the lows are getting down into the low to mid 40s. it will be a cooler day today. a little system to the west of us getting closer. that will give temperatures in the afternoon five degrees cooling from sunday. 60s and 70s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. northbound 101 traffic that looks pretty good approaching the 80 split with no major problems. also looking at the commute if you are driving to the bay bridge we already have a crowd here at the toll plaza. 6:00 let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our new there is is a big mess in downtown oakland after protestors targeted institutions from banks to city hall. tara moriarty is live in downtown oakland covering the effort to repair vandalized buildings. >> reporter: some of the windows that protestors smashed have been boarded up
the coliseum, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> just as recently as nine games ago, the oakland a's were actually five games out of first place. >> and they responded by winning their last six in a row, including a three-game sweep with the texas rangers. from 5-to-1, the a's come back with a 6-1. yoenis cespedes set what looked like a fly ball to center. but you see josh hamilton loses the ball. a drop for a two-run error. it gave the a's a 7-5 lead. >> the eighth had four more runs with the bases loaded. brandon moss shoots a single to right. nelson has problems on his own. all three runners score. a's up 12-5. then grant balfour gets michael young to fly out meekly to center. that ends the game. so for the second time in three days, the a's were popping champagne corks, for their division title more details now on the american league play-offs. the a's are the western division champs, as we mentioned, but their opponent is still up in the air. all depends on what the yankees do tonight. if they win, the a's will play the detroit tiergs. tigers. >>> well, the party was not only on th
that will be focused on foreign policy. in denver, ken pritchett, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> stay with ktvu for continuing election cove ram. at 10:25, we delve deeper into the question of which candidate won tonight's debate, with some non-partisan opinions. then reaction from bay area democrats and republicans. what voters on both sides can agree on. and on ktvu.com, you'll find a tab dedicated to tonight's debate with more video. >>> what a finish the oakland a's have capped a storybook season with an improbable winning streak. tonight, the oakland a's, are champion of the american league west. the a's needed a big comeback, but that is the story of the season, after a slow start at  the beginning of the season, the a's really turned it on in the 2nd half, ultimately sweeping the angels to win the west. it was their first division crown in two years, and few people saw it coming. ken wayne is live now at the coliseum, with fans who are still celebrating. >> reporter: there is one word used to describe this year's oakland a's. a-mazing. the players took a victory lap to thank the fans w
. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that building is slanted and we had a partial roof collapse this morning and it caused some big concerns and they h
, it is time for the second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, i am pam cook. >> we have the first rain of the season which is on hold, right by drake bay off bodega bay, it looks like it is favoring the coast overall partly cloudy, cool and breezy 60s and 70s, here is sal. >>> southbound 101 marin traffic looks clear all the way down south and also the morning commute looks good on westbound 24 heading out to the tunnel. let's go back to the desk. >>> the fate of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi now rests with the board of supervisors. they are expected to vote after months of drama which included an ethics hearing. here is more on what is expected today. tara? >> reporter: well, today board of supervisors will meet and they could decide to subpoena witnesses and we will have to wait and see. the last time sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife eliana lopez was here at city hall was when they decided to oust sheriff ross mirkarimi and that recommendation was presented to the board. mayor ed lee suspended him without pay after he pled guilty. it stemmed from an incident
after a fire burned their home. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong has been there since 4:30 this morning getting a close look at the damage. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we have daylight. we can get a look at the damage. you can see how hot this fire burned. there was a partial roof collapse this morning. so waiting for daylight was very important for investigations to make sure it was safe so they can figure out what areas are safe to go into as they try to figure this out. we just talked to a neighbor who practically could feel the heat of the fire from his deck. he told us what he saw. >> from what i could tell, it was another oakland hills fire. it was so intense and so big. i thought what's going on here? it was just the one house. but it was very scary. >> reporter: when he first saw the firefighter, the firefighters were not called get. they got a call at about 12:15 and they got here and saw the fire was surrounding threatening -- the fire was threatsenning surrounding homes and they called for backup. there was one person in a wheelchair. two officers were a
teacher who was found dead after being accused of molestation. as ktvu's john sasaki reports, that teacher was a beloved member of their school community. >> reporter: classes led out early today at albany middle school because of the hardships the school is enduring today. >> i had him as a teacher he was a really great teacher and i really miss him. >> reporter: tears flowed freely for the teacher that committed just five days after arrested for allegedly committing a lewd act on a minor. >> so i just feel really bad for all of his family and friends and all the teachers here that they loved him. he was a great guy. >> reporter: there was an outpouring of support and some in the school security say they do not believe the allegations. >> that's two families suffering through very difficult situationless. one suffering through a loss and the other dealing with their child being touched inappropriately. >> we don't have all the information. that's all we tell them. you shouldn't judge things until you have the information. >> reporter: despite that unknown situation, teachers and staff wor
saturday. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, tension at oakland city hall where in the last few minutes dozens of people have been sdod leave city council chambers following some heated exchanges over a police shooting. this is a live look right now outside the meeting. protesters are demanding the police report on a shooting back in may that took the life of 18-year-old alan blooper. we are told the protesters got a copy of that report and protesters are still not happy. our crew was there earlier tonight and some protesters were kept out of the council meeting [ crowd chanting ] . >> the gallery and balcony inside the council chambers have been shut down. the city calls it a security precaution. we caught up with blooper's father about an hour ago as he marched with demonstrators. >> my thing is not to take over the city hall meeting. we want to make sure the city hall is aware of my son's death and doing something about it. >> two weeks ago a group of protesters interrupted the city council meeting forcing it to end early. >>> police in oakland are now investigating their fif
. >>> and fact statements you will find that on our website www.ktvu.com. >>> they will replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. here are the -- here is the news about that. >>> and there is a dispute that happened in the city of glenn cove neighborhood. ktvu channel 2 morning news wopping wong joins us with more about the man accused of opening fire on neighbors. >> he said the sister martin he is a former marine and you can see the marine flag flying out in front of his home. the home of the toe people he shot was vallejo. i want to show you video as the coroner took the two victims from the scene. they are 50 and 58 years old. police say they walked with a gunshot the two victims and witnesses reported hearing 6 to 8 shots. police responded to the scene and said they led them to a 45 minute standoff. it did end peacefully with him being taken to a police car. we talked to one person who was shocked by the events. >> this is a quiet neighborhood. and from these guys, i mean they are very good friends from what i see and the guys always help around the neighborhood cleaning
their division. ktvu's amber lee live at the coliseum to explain why some fans are calling the a's achievement money ball two, amber. >> reporter: frank, boy the mood out here is electric even from out here i can hear the roar of the crowd. like you said one out from khrefrpling a wild card spot. and the fans are going crazy inside -- from colleging a wild card spot and the fans are going crazy inside. fans are on a high tonight despite a season of low attendance, low payroll and low expectation. >> we decided to get here especially with the a's pushing to win a division. >> reporter: even with pitch perfect weather tonight, only an estimated 19,000 fans attended the game. >> the book of season tickets that's all. >> reporter: one season ticketholder proudly showed us a book filled with this year's game. katherine says she has attended almost every game for the past four decades. >> i just enjoy it. i just hope i can keep coming. >> reporter: we spoke with a's manager bob melvin about the keys to this season's success shortly before the start of tonight's game. >> we got a lot of good players,
candidates are changing their strategies. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day and it's a friday october 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve paulson is here with the forecast and again i ask you because we are -- people will worry about the fog seeing the blue angels. >> we had that big cool down started on thursday. it continues today. there is a lot of low clouds and high clouds over us. mostly cloudy pattern. it might play into our weather late sunday into monday. todays highs 60s and 70s. >>> right now westbound highway 4 looks pretty good. it is a little crowded as you come in through the bay point area. also slow traffic building up in pleasant hill. westbound 24 as you drive past lafayette and oakland it's a nice drive. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news san francisco is bracing for big crowds this weekend. more than a million people are expected to fill the streets were several high profile events. that includes the america's cup world series. the giants playoffs, fleet week,
. ktvu channel reporter allie rasmus is live with the damage and information on how two people escaped the flames. good morning, allie. >> reporter: good morning. this fire started at:00 in the morning. now four hours later, investigators are going through the home trying to pinpoint what happened. firefighters are dousing the walls with water to make sure nothing flares up again. two people got out safely. more on that in a minute. first we want to show you the through. you can get a sense of how large this house is -- 3800 square feet. the size hans configuration of the house were both challenges for firefighters putting out this fire. so is the weather. it's warmer than unusual in vallejo and it is -- as it is in most pats. they had to bring in extra crews to relieve some of the firefighters who first responded to the fire. >> we went to three alarms on this. it -- it's a large house. it's an older house. my third alarm was to get crews on scene to help with the overall fire. >> reporter: two people were able to get out due to the smoke detectors. the father told me off camera, that
about giselle and the baby she had while in custody. in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the trial of the man suspected in the oi kus university mass shooting was put on hold today when the defendant's sanity came to question. 43-year-old appeared in oakland courtroom this morning. he faces seven koubts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. during the brief hearing today, he suddenly stood up and shouted to the judge, "i have a motion." the public de fender did file a motion regarding his mental competency. >> by psychiatrists or psychologists to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. >> he is schedule today return to court after the evaluation. the trial date is november 19th. >>> the san francisco crime lab is now in the hands of a federal jury. in 2010, mat di reportedly told police she had taken small amounts of drugs from this crime lab. she is charged by obtaining drugs, charges she denied. if convicted she could face up to four years in prison. >>> the coast guard is out again looking for two boaters who went missing. search and rescue team searched the
win this critical game today? >>> complete coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning to you, welcome to a brand-new day it is already the middle of the week. let's check in with steve paulson. 80, i like it 75 or 08, it has gotten a little bit hot. >> okay being pam, for you -- okay, pam, for you no problem. >>> the coastal fog should take the temperatures down. 60s and 70s and 80s, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well on san rafael, and looks good all the way to 580, also the morning commute looks good on the way to the san mateo bridge out to the high-rise. let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still on the scene of a fire that left five people without a home. they are there where crews are still putting out hot spots. >> reporter: take a look behind me and you can see that truck is still in place and they are very busy and what they have is a partial roof collapse. there is a hidden void and even though there are no injuries reported in this fire they are still here making sure this fire does not flare-up agai
of protesters over in that area. ktvu was the only camera here about 35 minutes ago as the presidential motorcade arrived at the plaza. 100 donors are set to dine with the president in just about 15 minutes at a $20,000 a plate dinner here at the auditorium to be followed by a concert and speech at the same venue. air force one touched down at san francisco international airport just before 2:00 this afternoon. a large and enthusiastic crowd greeted the president upon his arrival. people there told ktvu they support the president as election day draws near. >> i love what he's doing for our country. i love what he has done, and i'll be voting for him. >> a long line of donors lined up here this afternoon in all 6,000 donors are dropping $100 a piece to hear john legend and michael and to hear the president speak. that's scheduled for about 9:40 this evening. donors say they want to see an energized president talk about the differences between himself and g objectionp challenger mitt romney and they want to see the president capitalize on the latest employment data. >> that's data right
in oakland. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live from oakland where there are still a lot of questions surrounding this protest and the police response. tara? >> reporter: well, a lot of people that we spoke to said they didn't see any police out here. we did put a call into the oakland police department. but we've not heard back yet. these anti-war protesters went on a rampage. this is the oakland tribune building where they smashed paint balls and they broke some windows and then as we sort of pan over here to the left. these are the offices for the berkeley lab and there is a surveillance camera perched up here where vandals struck and police will be taking a look at that video. now, this morning, crews power sprayed the paint off the tribune building but the other two windows on the be as easy to fix. we're told it will cost $6,000 to replace them. this began at 6:00 last night. about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa plaza in the evening. they timed this to the estart of the war in afghanistan. the demonstrators went on a march. and when they circled back to city hall, they struc
in oakland i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> if you thought gas prices were high over the weekend, guess what, they went up again while you were sleeping overnight. ktvu channel 2 reporter matt keller is in our newsroom with on how the governor is trying to step in to help. good morning, matt. >> reporter: we just got the new numbers. for the third straight day the average price for a gallon of regular hit another all time high at $4.67 a gallon. of course in the bay area you are paying a few cents more at $4.71 a gallon. drivers are frustrated at the high costs. especially compared to the rest of the country. now governor jerry brown is trying to help by ordering state smog regulators to allow winter blend to be sold in california earlier than usual to bring down prices. winter blend gas isn't typically sold until october 31st. he hopes by selling it now it would increase supplies by bringing down prices. the high prices are changing driving habits. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> i'm grateful and i only use the bike when necessary. >> reporter: the dramatic sur
and head to ohio where he will address the crowd at ohio university later today. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> one of president obama's comments in his speech is getting attention. the president said sesame street character elmo is on the run. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving to the border. >> that comment is being interpreted as a reference to oj simpson who infamously fled police in a white bronco after his wife was found dead. we have more on this at our website. >>> mitt romney is sounding more confident on the campaign trail. coming up at 7:15, why romney is telling supporters he will be the next president of the united states, plus the subject of the latest attack ad against romney by the obama campaign. >>> dozens of people in napa county are being evacuated as the bomb squad prepares to dispose of a highly explosive product. ether was found. the napa county bomb squad will be getting rid of the substance. people living nearby are being evacuated as a precaution. >>> police continue to search for answers as two people were shot last night. police
division series play office, and it could start as early as saturday. reporting live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the a's played in front of a sell out crowd this afternoon and as you can expect most of the fans stuck around for the celebration after the game. >> many of the a's die hard fans made its amazing regular season finish helped to relieve some of the pain of not making the play offs in 2006, and they say they see even better things ahead. >> the best team ever to go. we're so happy to be in the play offs. all the way, baby. >> i've been an a's fan since the 90 aes so i've been through it all so i relive this. let's go oakland. let's go favorite series. >> how far will the a's go? is the world series in reach? many of the fans say anything seems possible now. >>> san francisco giants also learned their fate today. the giants will start at home in a best of five series against the cincinnati reds. game one is scheduled for saturday. game two is set for sunday but a start time is still to be determined. go to ktvu.com including a slide show a fan showing off their a's p
in traffic. ktvu's christien kafton joins us live from the city on just how people got around. >> reporter: you can see giant fans here making their way from at&t park. tonight's game mark it is end of a wild weekend making its way in and around town. >> the platform is very crowded, still downstairs. >> reporter: one look at the packed platforms and it was easy to see how b.a.r.t. broke its weekend ridership with 3,000 passengers. regular drivers said the trains were as crushed as any rush hour. >> coming in was a piece of cake. it was fine, nothing i can't handle. >> reporter: this is what those b.a.r.t. riders were hoping to avoid, back ups coming in and going outs of san francisco. >> it's crazy right now. i'm going to drive by the giant's game to see what's going on. >> reporter: on public transit. muni transits were packed. surprising even seasoned veterans. >> the busiest i've ever seen it. >> reporter: passengers say despite the tight conditions they managed to get where they needed to go when they needed to get there. >> it's a smooth ride. i can say that. and really crowded. >> r
, this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2, i am dave clark. >> i am tori campbell, thursday, october 4th. we begin with developing news on the morning commute. bart has been experiencing major system-wide delays to the past two hours. ktvu's alex savidge is live there with developments. >> reporter: good morning, yes, this was a stalled work vehicle that had triggered delays earlier on. but that problem has been taken care of. we did just get word from bart a couple of minutes ago that all of their trains this morning are now running on time. earlier on the delays were significant. show you video of what it looks like here with video. a bart spokesman told us they were experiencing 40 minute delays on two lines from the east bay into san francisco. that would be those lines. this was because of a maintenance vehicle blocking tracks early this morning south of the mcarthur station. now that vehicle has been cleared out of the way but trains were backed up. everything started about 4:30 this morning when that vehicle that rides actually on the bart tracks itself came
's are going to the playoffs for the first time in six years. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. good morning, thank you for joining us october 2nd, i am pam cook. >> steve is joining us, so get ready for a lot of different things. >>> well, it is 65 in san francisco which is warmer than antioch and livermore, so it is going to be a warm day and the key is when does that sea breeze kick in, probably 2:00 it kicks in, and it will not matter, here is sal. >>> if you are driving down to the 580 interchange there are no problems on the richmond bridge. also looking at the san mateo bridge, that traffic is heading out to the high-rise. >>> we have breaking fire in vallejo, allie rasmus is there with a look at effort to control this fire and you are on el comino royal, right? >> reporter: news chopper 2 is overhead and we can show you a live picture of what this looks like right now. this fire started at 3:15 this morning and it was three-alarm fire and we don't know the cause of the fire and investigators are about to go into the house and start looking but he believes this fire started in
often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee's bar and grill expects up to a 25% increase in business this weekend. postseason baseball is golden for the green and gold faithful. >> it will be pack
they will be western division champions. live in oakland. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time to go to sal. you can give some advice when you see them, sal. >> i don't think they need any advice, but it just does to see you, those guys are baling. >> they are, they are. >> traffic is moving a long very well. it is a nice looking drive with no imagine problems -- major problems getting into san francisco and we will show you the traffic coming into the city moving along well. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17, that traffic is very nice so if you want to get on the road before things get really crowded now is the time to do that. >> tough dab tough call. >> my vote is for bob. >> maybe inland temperatures maybe it will not matter. 70s to 90s although if you didn't hear it, 100 degrees in santa cruz yesterday. all records were set on this date and we only had one record yesterday and that was 90 degrees. san rafael 106 not a chance, livermore 106, san jose, maybe. we are forecasting 106 san jose. 65 in san francisco which is the warmest temperatures hayward and low 60s sitting at
, the question is will it make it on shore, it is time for the bay area news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning it is tuesday october 9th, i am ken wayne, dave clark is off today. >> let's check in with steve paulson. i heard you say? >> it's on the coast. we have some partly cloudy skies, this system is going parallel to the coast and it is there so a possibility of it being up in the sierra nevada, here is sal. >>> good morning, it is looking good heading to the mcarthur maze, it looks like a nice drive all the way out to the bay bridge toll plaza and everything looks good approaching the 880 split let's go back to the desk. >>> after political drama in san francisco, it all comes down to today for suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. let's go to supervisors where they will finally decide his fate, tara? >> reporter: they are going to meet and take public comment and hopefully come up with a decision, hopefully there are no more delays in this process which has lasted almost a year. as you may remember, the ethics commission voted to oust sheriff ross mirkarimi. he showed
an argument between bay area friends that ended >>> play often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee's bar and grill expects up to a 25% increase in business this weekend. postseason baseball is golden for the
. the controversial comments that mitt romney is owning up to. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, october 5th i'm pam cook. >> i know why you're smiling because it's friday. >> it's because i'm here with you. >> i know that too. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. i get to turn to steve and everything cool? >> with me or the weather? [ laughter ] >> you're always cool. >> we had that drop yesterday. we'll continue that even up to lake county and sacramento today. and areas that are usually pretty hot. not only low clouds but partly cloudy, partly sunny today 60s and 70s. here is sal. >>> westbound highway 4 it's a nice drive so far if you are driving from antioch to concord. right now is a good time to do that. this mornings commute is pretty good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge. yesterday was a bad day but today is good. >>> it is a big weekend in san francisco with more than a million people expected to pack the streets. tara moriarty is in the city with more on why you should expect big
on ktvu.com and if you decide to hit the road, you can get live drive time traffic updates as well. >>> an officer-involved shooting in hayward leaves one man dead. paul chambers is live in hayward with why some people feared for the safety of children nearby. >> reporter: the scene is clear behind me, but this is where the officer-involved shooting happened. this is the second one so far this year. the other happened about two weeks ago. with this incident, the scary part, there were actually people playing in the park right here. and a few yards away from that, tree view elementary school's playground. just before 11:15 this morning, a haywood police officer came up on this honda accord, reported stolen. as the officer approached the car, he saw a man sitting inside. >> he ordered that occupant several times to show his hands and put his hands in the air. the suspect did not comply. >> reporter: investigators say that's when the officer looked over and saw the suspect reaching for a weapon. >> at that point, the officer fearing that the suspect was arming himself was forced to us
video not reviewed yet. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> family and friends will gather for a candlelight vigil for the woman found dead in the back of her car. the family is pleading with the public to help find the 55-year- old mother and grandobama. the car is a sky blue, 2011 subaru outback with idaho license plates. >>> new developments show the threat that chris stevens faced in benghazi. militias keeping order in the city threatened to quit over a political feud, accord fog a cable sent -- according to a cable stent on september 11th. >>> the bay area will pay tribute to chris stevens next week. next tuesday, more than 700 people are expected to attend a public memorial at san francisco's city hall. and then two days later, the california symphony will day tribute to a concert in walnut creek. >>> president obama will be back in san francisco later today to raise money for his re- election campaign. the president will begin the day in the central valley to dead -- for a -- for a deadcation. a dinner hosted by alice waters and then a concert with john legend follow
coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> thank you for joining us october th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, the secret word is cool. >> we have gone from 90s to 100 and there is a big fog bank out there and a very definite sea breeze for most, here is sal. >>> they are approaching the 580 interchange and also this morning traffic is doing well. getting word of a major bart delay also because of a maintenance vehicle stuck on the tracks we will have more coming up, let's go back to dave and pam. >>> two people were shot dead in vallejo and this started as a dispute between neighbors. we will have more on the suspected shooters military connections. >> reporter: we spoke to two neighbors who say the suspect and the victim knew each other. you can see a marine flag out in front and on the back of that driveway there are a number of bumper stickers on that car. they say this suspect is a marine, vietnam veteran being he lived in this home and when it comes to them they seem to get along. he was a long time resident and they know him well.
violence. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police say a man and woman were sitting in a car near a liquor store when shots were fired. police say the man died at the scene. the woman was wounded but her condition is unknown. police say a shooting that left a 14-year-old girl injured is not related to that incident on macarthur boulevard. we're told the girl was grazed in the leg as she was riding in a car on international boulevard. this all happened about 9:00 last night. >>> and then about 10:20 p.m., a man was shot and killed outside another liquor store at macarthur and diamond streets. witnesses say it appears the gunman targeted the victim. the man died at scene. police are looking for those responsible in all of these cases. >>> a candlelight vigil was held this morning in albany for a middle school schoolteacher. was found dead lie -- middle school teacher. he was found dead in his car. allie rasmus is live to let us know how the school is responding. allie? >> reporter: well, they had the vigil for the popular teacher here who passed away. this afternoon, the memorial th
take public transportation because parking will be extremely limited. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco is not the only place with big events this weekend. stanford hosting the arizona wildcats tomorrow and the cow bears taking on ucla at new memorial stadium. sold out justin bieber concert at the oracle arena. madonna at the hp pavilion, florence and the machine at the shoreline tonight. we in the bay area could experience our version of carmageddon, people are urged to take mass transit. coming up, how local systems plan to handle the increase in ridership. a live report on the records that could be broken this weekend. >>> with a new jobless rate, it said the u.s. economy generated only 114,000 new jobs in september, however the unemployment rate went down. the jobless rate is 7-point 8%, it's down 3/10th from august, the lowest rate since january 2009. labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for july and august and a separate report shows 873,000 people found new jobs last month. we will bring you more on the jobless numbers when we get our repor
questioned by the police. >> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu. >> welcome to mornings on two. >> a loss of events going on in the bay area, let's get it started with meteorologist rosemary, who is live with a look at what kind of weather to expect. especially in the city. >> absolutely. good morning, little change, that means a sun and cloud combo this morning. mid-40s to mid-50s. for the afternoon, just a very slight cool-down for some neighborhoods, and in the extended forecast, a chance for some rain, i will show you what to expect in detail for your saturday, and i'll have the future cast model and the possibility of rain coming up. >>> another quite news, i 880 is back open after a chain reaction accident left a woman dead and eight hurt. it happened on southbound 880 in free month around 1:00 a.m. the chp says a 49-year-old woman lost control and hit the center divide, moments later, drunk driver slapped into her control. he wasn't her, but the woman died at the scene. two other cars were involved and eight people in those cars went to the hospital wi
will be able to fine a parking spot in the city, you are mistaken. live in san francisco i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >>> transportation agent sills are gearing up for this very busy weekend by saturdaying more services starting tonight. bart will have up to dozen event trains and longer hours. there will be three times as many ferries as usual in and out of the city. and muni is adding services and shuttles going straight to the giants game. >>> playoff fever certainly hitting bay area baseball fans hard with both teams playing in the playoffs games this weekend. fans very excited. coming up at 4:45 we will take a look at how local businesses are benefiting from both the a's and giants wins. >>> new this morning two bart riders were robbed at gunpoint. that happened just about 11:30 last night at the coliseum bart station parking lot. they were getting into their cars when two suspected gunmen approached them. they reportedly took their cell phones and ran with the help of police dogs though bart police tracked the suspects to a nearby warehouse area. at least one of the suspects may
. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth. ktvu channel 2news. >> we have developing news right now out of palo alto. want to show you live pictures from news chopper 2 where a tree is down on the caltrain tracks there. difficult to see where that tree is but the bottom line is that according police trains are single tracking, through the. >> yes see if you can see the tree. i guess it looks like the tree has been cleared. a crew on the scene taking care of that tree. we will continue to follow the story and bring you updates, again, caltrain was single tracking through the area but now that tree has been removed trains will be back on the normal schedule but there may be delays so keep that in mind if you expect someone home. >> the former president came to northern california today. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announ
yacht and earlier this morning we should see the motorcade. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well on the campaign trail in the rain, mitt romney told supporters in virginia... >> america needs this, we must restore america's strength and i will do it with your help. >> mitt romney along with with the governor of virginia made a stop at an elementary school as the student started cheering as the motorcade raced by. you will find it in the video player on our front page. >>> police continue to look for answers after two people were shot to debt inside a car in west oakland. it happened just before 10:00 last night. police received several reports of fun shots in the area and witnesses say they saw somebody walk up to the car and fire. >>> attend-year-old autistic -- a 10-year-old autistic boy is safe after being separated from his family last night. it's more than three miles away from when he got lost earl yes in the evening and police say the boy was not hurt. >>> a hercules woman was brutally murder friday night. last night's vigil had taken place, where people came to
to mornings on 2 i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm eric rasmussen in for mike mibach. ktvu were the only ones on scene during that pole down. allie rasmus is there live with a look at the response and repairs. >> reporter: pg&e spokeswoman told me they hoped to have the power back on to everyone in the neighborhood. 5,000 people felt impacted by the outage. they hope to have the power back on by 8:30 this morning. you can see they have a lot of work ahead of them. this happened after that white car being towed right now. the driver crashed into that 45- foot power pole slicing it in half and tossing power lines into people's homes and yards. this happened around 3:00 this morning. initially when that power pole was knocked over, those were live wires that were thrown across the street. the wires aren't live anymore. they have turned the power off. and now pg&e and other utility workers are trying to figure out how they will put things back together. the female driver was taken to the hospital after this crash. but we don't know her condition exactly. but we can tell you 125 minutes ago someon
." in studio, we have tom vacar, computer editor for ktvu news and josh richman, regional political reporter for the bay asia news group. and joe garofoli, political reporter for "the san francisco chronicle." joe, you were in denver for the first presidential debate. must have been hard covering it, since there were so many people tweeting that night. tell us what's happened since then. how are the candidates -- >> things have really evolved over the last 40 ho8 hours. it was widely perceived that the president did not have a good night. didn't really realize the date is also a show, not just a competition of ideas. but in the intervening 48 hours, been a lot of fact checking, some of the stuff that romney said, that's catching up to him and the job numbers have come out today. and those have been helpful to the president, a little pit, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, the lowest since he's been president, and that helps. because the republicans have been saying the last three years, unemployment rate has been high and not dropping below 8%. so, this is sort of a symbolic victory. not
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